ISSUE 6  |  The French Connection

Be Mine: An Edible Valentine’s Day Gift

February 11, 2016 8:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Just add water and watch love grow this Valentine’s Day, with a heart-shaped love note that Austrian graphic designer Julian Hagan has embedded with seeds to grow microgreens:

Photography via Crowdy House.


Above: Leafling Growing Paper is $14.52 per sheet via Crowdy House.

Hagan’s sheets of handmade paper are embedded with seeds arranged in a shape–in addition to a heart, all the letters of the alphabet are available.


Above: The paper can be composted after harvest.


Above: To germinate, add water and put the sheet of paper in a sunny spot. To harvest the edible microgreens, just snip.

Are you looking for a more traditional Valentine’s Day gift? See: